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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 07:15 AM

The other problem with Darla Shine's anti-vax comment that I just find amazing

Darla Shine's not a doctor, she just plays one on Twitter.

According to Shine whose husband, Bill Shine, is White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and a former Fox News executive having the measles as a child actually helps a person down the road. "The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids," she tweeted Wednesday. "Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy and fight cancer."

Shine doesn't believe that the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest is an issue, tweeting, "Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria." She also lamented the fact that her kids received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination when they were younger: "I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child and so did every kid I knew Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have." When Shine wasn't tweeting rhapsodically about the joy of the measles, she was gleefully following along with the media coverage she was receiving and declaring there are "so many ignorant people on #Twitter."

https://theweek.com/speedreads/823753/antivaccine-rant-wife-trump-aide-says-time-bring-back-childhood-diseases

Technically speaking, her kids DID get measles, mumps, and rubella; that's what the vaccine is. Viruses that get so used to attacking egg embryo cells (In one example of what viral attenuation is), they can not infect human cells.

To me, this looks like an attempt to rationalize the anti-vax conspiracy theories. The nonsense that vaccines make kids, as Michele Bachmann says, "mentally retarded" is losing steam so now they have a new shtick, claim the diseases that are being driven out were good things! That "childhood diseases" were magical things that came to a child's bedroom at night and told them they were going to take a week off of school and have lots of fun and not things that you know... killed them.

It's just sad that Darla Shine views not losing face as more important than the health and happiness of children.

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ck4829 Feb 2019 #2
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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 07:32 AM

1. I'm a baby boomer who had measles,

mumps and chicken pox. I also had polio.

Besides the (admittedly minor) disability from polio, I have had cancer three separate times--so far. Guess I'm the exception that proves Darla Shine's rule.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 07:46 AM

2. That would be an anecdote

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 07:56 AM

3. Supporting anti-vaxx is supporting child neglect.

Of course it pops up in Trump's orbit.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:17 AM

4. The baby boomers have not been healthy as they've gotten older

Linking childhood illness with the ability to remain cancer free is absurd.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:30 AM

5. I wouldn't wish shingles on anyone but

maybe she's a candidate.

"Research begun in the 1950s has shown that when we recover from childhood chickenpox infections, the virus that causes the infection, varicella zoster virus, remains latent in nerve cells." -Webmd.

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